The following were candidates for the office of
2019 New Hampshire’s Kid Governor®
The following fifth graders were the final candidates in the 2018 Statewide Election for the office of 2019 New Hampshire’s Kid Governor®. The candidates were nominated by the 5th graders in their schools and completed the necessary paperwork qualifying them to run for office.
Each candidate created a campaign video (below) outlining why he or she wanted to be New Hampshire’s Kid Governor; what leadership qualities he/she has; what community issue is important to him or her and why; and a three-point plan outlining ways for New Hampshire fifth graders to make a difference around that issue.
Fifth grade students in registered classes watched these videos carefully and used the Analyzing Campaign Videos and Speeches worksheet to study the candidates’ platforms and inform their vote during the Statewide Election. The Statewide Election was held November 2-9, 2018.
Candidate’s Name: Ben Vachon
Candidate’s Community Issue: Hunger/Food Waste
Candidate’s School: Beaver Meadow School (Concord)
Candidate’s Name: Evelyn Ellis-Haines
Candidate’s Community Issue: Poverty
Candidate’s School: Canterbury Elementary School (Canterbury)
Candidate’s Name: Lola Giannelli
Candidate’s Community Issue: Animal Cruelty
Candidate’s School: Sunset Heights Elementary School (Nashua)